Sunday, 2 August 2015

July Favourites

The Simple Things magazine, When God Was a Rabbit, NARS concealer, Pai Face Mask, Oh My Clumsy Heart necklace

Oh My Clumsy Heart Nova Necklace


I always enjoy reading favourite posts, so I thought I'd introduce it on my own blog as well. Naturally, as my blog is lifestyle oriented, I won't just chat about my favourite beauty products or anything, but rather about assorted things that I've liked over the last month. Just nice stuff, really. So let's get cracking, shall we? 

READING

I have two favourites for this one - one magazine, and one book. I had heard of The Simple Things plenty of times before, but I had never tried reading it (I'm a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to magazines). Then, for the trip home from Isle of Skye, I needed something to read (as I had finished my book), and stumbled upon July's issue in a wee shop in Mallaig. It's such a joy to read! It's essentially all about the small, simple things - food, books, gardening, interior and general lifestyle. I don't think I'll be able to resist buying the August issue too. 

My favourite book this month must be When God Was a Rabbit, for which I've recently written a mini review. I had been meaning to read this book for ages, and I'm really glad I finally did. I'm not going to go on about it, though, as I've already written about it in my mini review.

BEAUTY

If you read any beauty blogs at all, you probably won't have missed the hype surrounding the NARS Creamy Concealer. I've wanted to try it out for ages, but it's taken me up till now to actually give it a go. I love it, though. Vanilla is the perfect match for me, the cover is better than any concealer I've tried, and I love how it's a little bit brightening too (I've got terrible under eye circles). It does crease a little bit, but not nearly as much as any other concealer I've tried.

I've used and loved Pai's Rosehip Oil for about a year now, and I've always wanted to try more of their things. A few weeks ago I bought the Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask, which is a clay mask with AHAs. I struggle with decongestion, so I was drawn to this one, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I love the combination of a clay mask and a chemical exfoliator, plus it's really gentle on my sensitive skin. Another plus is that it's natural, vegan and cruelty free. Love it. 

WEARING

The past few weeks I've been loving my Nova necklace from Oh My Clumsy Heart. I got it in the summer sale and have been wearing it almost everyday since. I love dainty, delicate jewellery, so this is perfect. I love the little touch with the pink swarovski crystal dangling beside the bird, which I think makes the necklace really original. 

Not pictured above, since I didn't want to get dirt on the bedsheets (hehe), but also among my favourites, are my New Balance trainers. I'd been umm-ing and aah-ing over them forever (you might notice a theme here - I always have to think forever before I purchase something), but finally got myself a pair the other week. I opted for the dark blue 373s, and they're so, so comfortable. I don't want to wear anything else.

What are your favourites from July?

Love, Mimmi